For more information on the mango recalls, see "FDA posts Daniella mango recall; CDC says 103 sick"
(UPDATED COVERAGE, Sept. 4) Canadian officials have expanded a recall on mangoes and a growing number of U.S. companies have pulled whole and fresh-cut mango products from shelves in an outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency on Aug. 31 extended the dates on the original recall by a week, to include Daniella brand mangoes shipped to retailers July 12 to Aug. 31,
Vancouver-based North American Produce Sales originally recalled mangoes shipped up to Aug. 24. The expanded recalled, according to the Canadian agency’s website, still covers only Daniella brand mangoes with the PLU No. 4959.
According to the agency, which hasn’t released information on how many cartons of mangoes were shipped, “several” people have become ill after eating the mangoes.
On Aug. 31, M.L. Catania Co. Ltd. recalled mangoes packed 6 to a clamshell with a Universal Product Code of 0 61968 61603 0, with packing dates of July 19 to Aug. 12. The Daniella brand sticker “may or may not be present on each mango, according to a news release from the Canadian Department of Food Inspection.
Canaday Safeway Ltd. on Sept. 2 added Fruit Tray Bien Fruit Blend (UPC 0 77745 23415 1) and Super Fruit Medley Fruit Blend (UPC 0 77745 24023 7). The products, distributed in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan, were not linked to any illnesses.
In the U.S., more companies that sold the Daniella brand mangoes whole or in fresh-cut products joined a growing list of recalls. There have been no illnesses linked to the products being recalled.
Ready Pac Foods, Irwindale, Calif., pulled 31 products under the Dining In, Ready Pac, Wal-Mart and Wawa brands. The products were distributed through Aug. 30, the day before the company issued the recall.
There are no illnesses related to the Ready Pac recalls, according to the company.
Taylor Farms New Jersey recalled nine Wawa-brand fresh-cut products that were shipped to Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Pineapple, watermelon and strawberry products were among those recalled because they were also processed on the same equipment as Daniella brand mangoes.
Triple B. Corp., Seattle, doing business as Real Foods, Kent, Wash., and Charlie’s Produce, Anchorage, Alaska, recalled 13 fresh-cut products, some with the Wal-Mart and Costco brands. All products processed by Real Foods and Charlie’s were shipped to delis and retailers in Washington and Alaska, respectively, according to a news release.
On Aug. 30, Pacific Coast Fruit Co., Portland, Ore., recalled a salad and salsa containing Daniella mangoes distributed by Splendid Products LLC, Burlingame, Calif. They were shipped to retailers in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Alaska.
Mauldin, S.C.,-based retailer Bi-Lo recalled Daniella brand mangoes Aug. 31 with a UPC of 0-00000-04051. They were distributed to Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
Winn-Dixie stores on Aug. 31 recalled four fresh-cut products containing Daniella brand mangoes. The products, made by the Renaissance Food Group, were shipped to Winn-Dixie stores in central and south Florida.
World Foods LLC recalled six Winn-Dixie fruit salads and two Garden Highway salsas on Aug. 30. Kym Merrill, spokeswoman for the company, said there have been no reported illnesses attributed to the recall items.